Motorists have spoken of their frustration at the lengthy delays faced getting to and from Portland due to a major roadworks project. Works on Portland Beach Road are causing chaos, with fuming motorists reporting hour-long delays on Tuesday evening. Some residents even abandoned their attempts to get off the island, deciding to turn round and head home instead. Work started on the A354 on Monday for a new electricity cable replacement project – the first phase of which will take four months.
A driver failed to stop after they crashed into scaffolding on a residential house in Weymouth. Police were called to the scene in Lennox Street after a car ploughed into metal scaffolding at around 2.40pm yesterday. Luckily no one was working on the scaffolding at the time and no one was injured. Police closed the road at the junction with Charles Street due to fears, as a consequence of the crash, the scaffolding could be structurally unsound and pose a danger to the public.
More wintry weather is set to hit the county as temperatures are set to drop below freezing tonight. A yellow weather warning has been issued for Dorset from 7pm tonight when the temperature is forecast to drop to 0C. Dig out your hot water bottle as by 4am teamperatures are set to drop to a chilly -1C. According to the Met Office icy stretches are expected to form on Thursday night lasting into Friday morning.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".